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DAY 1 GREECE TRAVEL ECHOES 241: LEISURELY BANKRUPT

DAY 1 GREECE TRAVEL ECHOES  241: LEISURELY  BANKRUPT

 

midnight flight to Greece

muses and mythology

fallen old culture

 

democracy’s birth

no sages to know thyself

live in past grandeur

 

too weak to defend

Rome and Ottoman conquest

staunch orthodoxy

 

icons and symbols

Acropolis in ruin

marbled stadium

 

corrupt governance

booms and busts of rich tourism

clear blue sky and seas

 

charming coastlines

green mountainous wilderness

olives and nuts farm

 

PS.

Apology, having problems loading pictures from Camera to computer.

Olympic Stadium, marbled seats, end of 42 KM Marathon Run, Entry 5 Euro

 

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MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 228: PARTNERS IN PLANETS

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 228: PARTNERS IN PLANETS

 

 

small designer store

spend timeless hours to explore

minutes to see all

 

landed on Venus

differences in sexes

million copies sold

 

more titles to read

hard to observe anymore

time, strange bedfellow

 

Note:

While my lady was on her shopping round, my mind was buzzing around. In the end she bought nothing, but I had my run of haiku/senryu.

POEM TRANSLATION GROUP HAIKU 56: BLUFF

POEM TRANSLATION GROUP HAIKU 56: BLUFF

 

     BLUFF

(声势绝壁

 

eagles circle sky

鹰循繞天空

cumulonimbus condense

戰雲密布迫彌天

tumultuous thunder

嚣的雷聲

 

darkness overwhelm

壓倒被黑暗

sound of supersonic crack

超速音的聲作响

discharging deluge

施放泛滥災

 

scarecrows in the field

稻田中草人

birds of prey in combat risk

险戰争中猎鳥

medals for the dead

死的為奖牌

 

APOLOGY:

It’s a group haiku, not tanka.  The word, Bluff, is a pun, referring to deceive or cliff edge, depending on how the reader takes it.  However, Chinese translation is therefore difficult.